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SAAC-36 at VIR - May 27-29, 2011
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This Memorial Day weekend, the Shelby American Automobile Club (SAAC) will hold its 36th National Convention at Virginia International Raceway (VIR) in Alton VA.

We'd like to extend an invitation to all our GT/CS friends to come and share the exciting weekend of events.

The dates again are May 27 - 29, 2011. If you love Ford power, it is an experience you won't want to miss.

This year, SAAC-36 will be held jointly with the SVT Owners Association (SVTOA) and Shelby Cobra Mustang Club (SCMC) Superfest, making this huge convention a classic for both Vintage and Newgen Ford and Shelby enthusiasts.

This joint effort has enabled the clubs to secure the entire Grand Course at VIR... a spectacular 4.2 mile circuit.
Open Track at SAAC-36 will be a memorable event.

You'll experience Car shows, Concours judging, Vintage Shelby and Cobra wheel-to-wheel racing, parties and vendor exhibits...something for everyone.

Right now there are slots open for booking in every event. Online Registration can be accomplished by visiting the website

Discount pre-registration for SAAC, SVTOA and SCMC members.

More to follow. See you at SAAC-36
Old 05/10/2011, 06:14 PM   #16

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The final schedules have been released.

Click on the appropriate image to read and download the Event Schedule and the Open Track Schedule.

Event Schedule

Open Track Schedule
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Old 05/11/2011, 10:12 AM   #17

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With the Convention only about 2 weeks away, I will be posting last minute News Tips as they become available.


*** Online Pre-Registration for SAAC-36 ENDS on May 15.
Please get your applications in before this date to take advantage of the Member Discount. Online or mailed pre-registrations will not be processed after this date.

You may register at the Convention if you miss this deadline. Registration will be open every day, Thursday thru Sunday.

*** SAAC will take Open Track requests via e-mail after this date, up to May 24.
Send your Open Track request to Howard Pardee. Mail:
This will guarantee that you are placed in a run group; you may complete your paperwork and pay fees at Registration.

*** We will also take requests after this date for Saturday Dinner Tickets.
The Dinner will be a buffet at The Institute in Danville VA. The tickets are going fast, so send your request to Mail:
Request via e-mail accepted up to May 24.

*** Usually, you may hope to see your car appear in the next issue of the Shelby American.
This year, both Mustang Monthly and Grassroots Motorsports will each have photojournalists at the Convention., so shine 'em up and pose for all the magazines.

*** There will be a special area in the Paddock, designated as the "Original Cobra Corral" for CSX2000, 3000 and COB/COX Cobras. We are planning for 20 or more cars to be parked in this area.

*** GT40s will be all over during the weekend; a quick glance at the Vintage Race Roster shows 3 GT40s entered, including P1047!
You'll see at least four of the new, GT40 MK IV continuation cars on display, both in the Paddock and at the Friday Night Social.

*** We are also seeing 4 1965 GT350 R models and an original 67 TransAm car on the attendee sheet.

*** Remember, all items from the advance registration will be available each day at the track. The Registration office will be at the VIR entrance.

See you at SAAC-36
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Old 05/12/2011, 07:17 AM   #18

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*** Want to settle once and for all what your beast is putting to the ground?
There will be a full chassis dyno at SAAC-36. available for runs all weekend. It will be located between the Pavilion and the Skid Pad.

*** How about a way to remember your on-track experience all year long?
Our Track Photographer will have HD GoPro Cameras available for rental. This is really cool.
For $20, a technician will mount and configure the camera; it will record your entire track session. When you finish, the tech will uninstall the camera and process the data, handing you a DVD with the full HD video of your run. All that for $20 per camera per session. Multiple cameras can be installed.

See you at SAAC-36
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Old 05/17/2011, 08:47 PM   #19

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SAAC-36 at Night

SAAC-36 Evening Events

The SAAC National Convention is not only about converting gasoline into noise and fun during the day, but it is a place to see old friends and meet new ones at the evening activities.

On Friday night, The Galley at VIR will be turned into a gathering place for all, after a long day at the track. This large meeting building will have an array of special cars inside, along with display tables and places to gather and swap stories.
Parts vendors, memorabilia, reps from SAAC HQ and Shelby American are just a few of the tables around the perimeter of the building. The Shelby Registars will be available for questions. Many of the VIPs will be their at the Autograph Table.
A cash bar will keep you fueled and a big cook-out will keep you fed.
This event is open to all registered attendees on Friday at no charge

On Saturday night, SAAC hosts their Evening Dinner and Program at The Institute in Danville VA, a short 10-15 minute ride from VIR.
This beautiful facility will host a Cocktail Hour and Buffet Dinner, followed by an Evening Program chock full of interesting and entertaining features, plus a few surprises. The keynote speaker is Pete Brock.
The planned attendance quota was met via advance registration, but, as you can see, the Banquet facility is large enough to accommodate a few more tables.
A small number of Dinner Tickets ($45) may be available at the track...ask at Registration.

See you at SAAC-36
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